punkwalrus (punkwalrus) wrote,

Topic of the day: Why Paris?

Posted by a user named, "CADie" on Ars:

"Why is it that every time a USAnian wants to experience Europe, they travel to Paris?

It is understandable that you may not have the time to sample the incredible width of cultural variation we have here, but why is it always Paris, Paris, damn Paris? And then we get to hear "Yeah, the europeans like to eat baguettes and swear at people."

Do you like look at a map and figure that it should be the essence of it all since it kinda lies in the middle, and is a big town?

I mean, Paris has about as much similarity to Athens or Helsinki as it has with Houston."

[pulls up chair] Discuss in my comments section.
Tags: americans, europe, paris
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